King, Gerald

Gerald E. King, 77, of Bryan, Ohio, died with his family by his side Monday, April 20, 2009, at the Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center in Bryan.

Born Feb. 2, 1932, in Munson, Mich., he was the son of Harvey and Gladys (Quidort) King. He married Darlene Vernier in 1954 and she survives in Bryan.

Mr. King was a life-long farmer and he served as a school bus driver for 32 years in the Bryan City School system. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany. He attended the Bryan Church of the Nazarene, was a licensed multi-engine pilot and enjoyed restoring Ford Mustangs.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Shelly King of Bryan; three sisters, Marlene (and Myron) Moriarity of Morenci, Mich., Janet (and Duane) Vernier of Bethany, Okla., and Janette (and Jack) Vernier of Peoria, Ill.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Burr Funeral Home and Crematory with Rev. Roger Blough officiating. Burial will follow in Farmer Cemetery, with graveside military rites provided by the Bryan American Legion Post. Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday April 24, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Williams County Humane Society.